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Joseph Eugene Balloun, American Lawyer. Bar: Kansas 1954, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1963, Tax Court 1972. Named Order of Coif U. Kansas, Lawrence. Board member Child Abuse Prevention Coalition, Johnson County, Kansas, Foster Children Johnson County, Inc. Fellow American Bar Foundation, Kansas Bar Foundation, Kansas Inn of Court, American College Trial Lawyers. M C.


Balloun, Joseph Eugene was born on June 16, 1929 in Hays, Kansas, United States.


Bachelor of Science degree, University Kansas, Lawrence, 1951. Juris Doctor, University Kansas, Lawrence, 1954.


Worked at Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (Overland Park, Kansas) specializing in Business Litigation, Insurance Defense. Admitted to the bar, 1954, Kansas, United States. District Court, District of Kansas and United States.

Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. Order of the Coif; Beta Gamma Sigma. Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Alpha Delta.

Associate Editor, Kansas Law Review, 1953-1954. Best Lawyers in America, 1984-1998. Co-author: "Kansas Annotations: Uniform Commercial Code," 1964.

County Attorney, Russell County, 1961-1962. Faculty Member, Kansas College of Advocacy, 1980-1989. Member: Kansas Association of Defense Counsel (Secretary, 1978.

Vice President, 1979. President, 1980); American Board of Trial Advocates. Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel.

Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers. American Bar Association.


Board member Child Abuse Prevention Coalition, Johnson County, Kansas, Foster and Adoptive Children. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association (Pro Bono award), Kansas Bar Association (Distinguished Service award), Kansas Association Defense Counsel (past president), American Board Trial Advocates.

Master emeritus Kansas Inn of Court, Order of the Coif.


Married Patricia Balloun (divorced). Children: Michael, Kristen. Married Sheila Gail Wombles.

Children: David, Hannah.